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“The Fools On the Hill”

The newest article from The Cutting Edge is posted on The Huffington Post was posted on Monday, November 22nd. Click on the link to view the article on Huff Post.

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Many in The House of Representatives are not only fools, but hypocrits!

There are some things that must be passed during this Lame Duck Session and one of them is extending unemployment benefits for the millions of people who can’t find jobs. Many have been out of work for 99 weeks.

The House missed extending unemployment benefits by one vote on Thursday, November 18. Just one compassionate vote would have allowed Tier V benefits to those whose insurance runs out on November 30th.

The number of Americans collecting benefits for six months or more continues at record levels. And with unemployment steady at 9.6% there are five or six people seeking employment for every job that becomes available. This makes it almost impossible to find a job in the current market.

Despite these unprecedented employment dynamics the House was unable to continue assistance for hundreds of thousands frustrated job hunters in this country.

Who would be callous enough to cut-off benefits for over a million families before the holidays?

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